4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Yamana Gold


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, gold miner Yamana Gold (NYS: AUY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Yamana's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Yamana facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Toronto, Canada (1980)

Market Cap

$10 billion



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.04 billion


Founder/Chairman/CEO Peter Marrone
CFO Charles Main

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$520.86 million / $462.84 million

Dividend Yield



AngloGold Ashanti (NYS: AU)
Goldcorp (NYS: GG)
Kinross Gold (NYS: KGC)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96.5% of the 3,822 members who have rated Yamana believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include vaderblue and yragca.

Earlier this week, vaderblue succinctly summed up the bull case: "Yamana is doing well and seems to be solid and on course with its operations. This Canadian stock will continue to grow."

Over the past five years, in fact, Yamana has grown its top line at a whopping rate of 88% annually. That's much faster than that of rivals AngloGold (19%), Goldcorp (31%), and Kinross (34%).

CAPS member yragca expands on the outperform argument:

The Fed and most central banks in the world are depreciating their currencies as quickly as they can. Gold will be the winner from all of this. And while gold may be somewhat fairly priced, though likely to still rise, gold miners stocks are priced for gold around $1250. These stocks will do great. AUY is well positioned among Gold Miners. And the world is in such chaos today (see Syria, Israel/Palestine, potential trade wars, will there be a Euro?, etc.) that the likelihood of an unexpected negative event is higher than normal. Gold, and gold miners, will benefit if that were to occur.

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